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Willy Porter

Oct 14th 2018 @ Fulford Village Hall

Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom
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About Willy Porter
Genres:
Acoustic, Folk
Sunday, October 14th, 2018
7:30 PM
Fulford Village Hall
Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom
***BRING YOUR OWN DRINK***

An opportunity like this only comes along once in a while as two of the most captivating artists you will ever see, come together for an incredible night of music at Fulford.

The Washington Post calls Willy Porter "a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone," while the Boston Globe describes him as "an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics."
Milwaukee's Willy Porter has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: "Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh - and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute."
His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv' comedy.
As those who have already seen Willy Porter at one of our shows will tell you; Willy's shows are an absorbing experience of musical artistry and human kindness.

Joint headlining with Willy Porter is another favourite of A500 Music, Luke Jackson.Luke is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Kent.
With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, he is a confident and captivating performer who has been making huge waves on the live acoustic scene, supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph.
In recent years Luke has toured with Marillion, playing large venues across Europe, as well as performing solo in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
According to Acoustic Magazine, he is "an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson". With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his most recent mini-album, "This Family Tree" emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the circuit.

Willy Porter and Luke Jackson are two artists of different generations; different nations even but both are exceptionally talented and engaging. This is definitely going to be one of those shows that you must not miss.

A500 Music aim to present quality live music in a friendly and intimate environment.
We seat our audience at tables in a cabaret style and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets.
By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience.
Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks.
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About Willy Porter
Genres:
Acoustic, Folk